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>> brown: then, margaret warner looks at the political strife in egypt, after deadly clashes in the streets and resignations by top officials. >> woodruff: we have a battleground dispatch from a coastal city facing rising sea levels and the next big storm. >> if sandy were to come close or directly into norfolk i think we'd all be in big trouble. >> brown: we assess the latest diplomatic moves to end syria's war, as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with russia's foreign minister. >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a program that aims to put students at low-achieving schools on a path to high school graduation. >> we're here to make things better. we're here to tutor kids. we're here to make sure that they stay on track. we are here to make sure that they graduate. we want to prepare them for high school. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology,
. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the "newshour" tonight, paul solman breaks down the latest report. and we debate the benefits of extending unemployment insurance amid washington's fiscal uncertainty. >> woodruff: then we turn to the supreme court which agreed today to take up the issue of gay marriage. margaret warner looks at what's at stake with marcia coyle of "the national law journal." >> brown: hari sreenivasan reports on the threat to the shellfish industry from coast to coast, as ocean temperatures rise and the waters are more acidic. >> this is a very dramatic change that has not been seen in the worlds oceans for more than 50 million years. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and gwen ifill sits down with michael beschloss, whose recent foray into the twitter-verse has opened up a new way to view history in the digital age. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made
. >> ifill: jeffrey brown examines new concerns over syria's chemical weapons capability and what, if anything, the u.s. can do about it. >> woodruff: from florida, hari sreenivasan has the story of endangered coral reefs. many of them dying because ocean temperatures are rising and the waters are more acidic. >> i remember seeing fields of elk horn coral that you couldn't see through it and you couldn't see beyond it and those same areas are dead you know 99% dead. ♪ >> ifill: and we close with a remembrance of jazz great dave brubeck who died today, one day shy of his 92nd birthday. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the nation's third- largest bank, citigroup, announced big job cuts as it continues to scale back in the wake of the financial crisis. the 11,000 employees to
at what's at stake with marcia coyle of "the national law journal." >> brown: hari sreenivasan reports on the threat to the shellfish industry from coast to coast, as ocean temperatures rise and the waters are more acidic. >> this is a very dramatic change that has not been seen in the worlds oceans for more than 50 million years. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and gwen ifill sits down with michael beschloss, whose recent foray into the twitter-verse has opened up a new way to view history in the digital age. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: more people found work in november and more people stopped looking for work. as a result, the number of new jobs came in better than expected today and the rate of unemployment was the lowest s
blows to the head to long-term damage. we take a look. >> brown: ray suarez looks at the firestorm over israel's announcement it will expand settlements in the west bank. >> ifill: elizabeth brackett looks at how one chicago school is dealing with the transition to new state-wide standards. >> i really did find that the kids do understand more, and they learn more. they're more interested in what they're learning. >> brown: plus, as global carbon dioxide levels hit record highs, we analyze the increasing difficulty of combating climate change, with carol davenport of the "national journal." >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your p
regulation. >> how much has the inve investigation tarnished murdock? >> chris brown got into a twitter car over the weekend. >> some really degrading comments from chris brown who really needs to learn how to avoid these kinds of things. >> why does a man who beat up his girlfriend have 11 million followers? >>> sometimes rummors turn out o be true. jeff zucker was the logical choice so it was hardly a shock when he got the job. he talked about the cable news wars and why his cable outlet was moving left in an interview two years ago with charlie rose. >> i think i've always encouraged our folks to watch fox news and learn frp it. nobody should hold their nose. >> is that the reason msnbc decided it's in our interest and future to make sure that we get people like keith oberman who can play in his arena with the same kind of passion they play in their arena? >> i think what you learn in the cable news and information world is that news and information is ubiquitous. >> he didn't minimize the challenge he face at cnn. what does he bring to the job and in what direction should he take the ne
arrest after a car crash that killed his teammate jerry brown. brown was just 25 years old. he was a member of the cowboys' practice squad. dominique is live in l.a. with the latest. dominique? >> hi, rick. jerry brown was a practice squad line backer. he was killed in the one-car accident around 2:20 in the morning in the dallas suburb of irving. his teammate josh brent was behind the wheel, and just the two of them were in the vehicle. the police department described how the accident unfolded. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. the vehicle ultimately came to rest on its top once it slid back into the roadway and came to rest in the center of the service road. >> they say brown pictured here during his college days was found unresponsive at the scene and once he got to the hospital he was pronounced dead. it was supposed that they were drinking at a gentleman's club, but police were unable to confirm that. >> our officers o
brown. we begin with negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff both republicans and white house hold their lines and no formal talks yesterday. president obama said he wasn't ruling out some reductions in entitlement programs such as medicare and social security, meanwhile house speaker john boehner has to win over hard liners in his own party. susan mcginnis is following it all. >> reporter: hi. good morning. there are some glimmers of common ground here among the two sides that could form the basis of a deal. the president is now talking about actually lowering the tax rate for the top 2% not now but later. and republicans are now taking some heat over their latest plan a lot of it from within their own party. >> five, four -- >> reporter: house speaker john boehner led the countdown to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> one. >> reporter: but a different countdown weighs on the minds of these lawmakers, the countdown to the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end the year. >> god bless us, everyone. >> rep
charged with manslaughter after he flipped his car in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. here's the details. reporter: early saturday morning, josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped. >> our initial indication is that when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died, that charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest simple this are with the members of jerry's family and all those who knew him and loved him. this incident comes
-vehicle accident early this morning which killed the lone passenger cowboys teammate jerry brown, a member of the practice squad. irving, texas police spokesman had this to say early today. >> mr. price brent was asked to perform some field sobriety tests. after he performed those field sobriety tests based on his performance of those tests along with our officers' observations and the conversations that they had with him, he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. once our officers learned that mr. brown had passed away then mr. price brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> tim: brent and brown were teammates at the university of illinois. brent was suspended from the illini team in 2009 after a d.u.i. arrest. he was sentenced to 60 days in jail. 200 hours of community service and two years probation for that offense. his current charge is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. "the nfl today" will have more on this tragic story tomorrow. turning back to army-navy,
:00, the brother of former d.c. council chair kwame brown plans to plead guilty in federal court. today prosecutors formally charged shea brown with bank fraud and sources say that plea deal could include jail time. shea brown operated his brother's kwame's campaign. >>> tonight a local woman may have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for what she said on the internet. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in fairfax where a judge today ordered a woman to take back at least part of her online review of her contractor. >> good people do prevail. it's very, very hatchet. >> reporter: contractor christopher dietz crowing outside the courthouse after winning a preliminary injunction against a former customer who wrote a series of scathing online reviews. >> what she put up there were pure lies. >> reporter: jane perez said she never imagined her reviews on yelp and angie's list would land her in court facing thousands of dollars in legal fees and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for defamation. she'd hired dietz to install a toilet, but when things went south, she wro
brown thing where the arkansas church awas attacked for putting on a play called merry christmas charlie brown. i didn't know this did you know charlie brown was a rabbi? >> where did you get that from? >> bill: i just made it up because this is so absurd that that would be the only reason that you would have to ban because then charlie brown would be a religious figure. >> the united states supreme court would say that's not the establishment of a particular religion. all i know is carlson is every day i come to work and i see attacks on judeo-christian tradition. >> see them because we listen now to the less than 1% in society majority of people who have enjoyed it for their lifetime. i don't remember these complaints when i was growing up. i don't remember any of them. and now what will my children be fighting for? what will my children -- they already -- we already have to as i have told you before, i kind of have to say hey, look, way in the backseat, way off beyond in the yonder you can see baby jesus maybe if there is a nativity scene anywhere. this is what we are doing now. we ar
to turkey, as fears grow that syrian chemical weapons could cross the border. >> woodruff: jeffrey brown talks to mcclatchy newspapers' egypt correspondent nancy youssef about the massive antigovernment protests in cairo today. >> ifill: we continue our series of conversations about the fiscal cliff. tonight we hear from economist paul krugman. >> i don't think there's going to be much of a deal. i think there's going to be a kind of... there will be an outcome. >> woodruff: from haiti, fred de sam lazaro reports on the efforts to stem a deadly cholera epidemic that began after the 2010 earthquake. >> ifill: and ray suarez talks to author and journalist tom ricks about what he describes as the decline of american military leadership. >> today nobody gets credit for anything and mediocrity is accepted as a core value in the performance of generals. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the id
. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. negotiations continue today in washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, but so far there's been more rhetoric than resolve. there's now less than a month to head off the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in next year. john boehner said he can't believe the latest white house proposal. the obama administration insists there's no deal without a tax increase. susan mcginnis is in washington with details this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. it may appear the two sides are nowhere but these talks are expected to pick up dramatically very soon. december is here and as they say here in washington the lawmakers can smell the jet fumes meaning the planes taking them home for their holiday recess. what we're hearing there should be a deal by christmas. the white house is already decorated for the holidays but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act america will ring in the new year with $110 billio
up today senator sherrod brown, big winner for re-election in ohio even though the super pac spent billions of dollars against him. well maybe not billions but millions and millions against him. sherrod brown is going to tell us how he did it. tuesdays, think progress igor volsky from think progress here with us later in this hour. lynn sweet washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times" as a "friend of bill." lots of fun coming up. lots of important stuff to talk about including a bogus proposal by john boehner yesterday. on the fiscal cliff. but first... >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> on this tuesday other headlines making news, the most eagerly awaited pregnancy in recent times was announced yesterday. duchess kate middleton pregnant with what would be the third in line to the british throne. child of prince william. he and kate have been married for 19 months. kate was admitted to the hospital yesterday suffering from acute morning sickness. she needed extra hydration and nutr
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on its top. the passenger was jerry brown jr., a linebacker on the cowboys' practice squad. officers say the car was on fire when they arrived on scene. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> reporter: investigators say brown was unresponsive and later died at a hospital. they say speed and alcohol were factors in the crush. brent failed a field sobriety test. >> based on his performance of those tests, along with our officers' observations and the conversations they had with him, he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated. once our officers learned that mr. brown had passed away, then mr. price brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> reporter: according to court records in illinois, brent was arrested in 2009 for driving under the influence. speeding and driving with a suspended license. he finished probation in july 2011. a criminal investigation is ongoing to determine exactly where the two spent the evening before the crash. >> brent released a statement to his agent that said, quote,
with manslaughter after he flipped his car in an accident that killed teammate jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. here's the details. reporter: early saturday morning, josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his vehicle hit a curb and flipped. >> our initial indication is that when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing -- dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died, that charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying, we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest simple this are with the members of jerry's family and all those who knew him and loved him. this incident comes a week after kans
brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. abc news reporter chuck severtson has the details. >> early saturday morning josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his car hit a curb and flipped. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys's teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and after brown died the charge was updated to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying we are deeply saddened by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him. the incident comes one week after kansas city chief's linebacker killed his girlfriend and then took his own life at the
control. his car flipping in the accident, killing his teammate, jerry brown. it's the second time in a week there's been a tragedy involving an nfl player. abc news reporter chuck southeast son has the details. >> early saturday morning josh brent was speeding on a service road in a dallas suburb when his car hit a curb and flipped. >> when our officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. i should also point out that the vehicle actually did catch on fire. >> the passenger, brent's cowboys's teammate, 25-year-old jerry brown, was pronounced dead at the hospital. brent was initially arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after failing a sobriety test and of a brown died the charge was updated to intoxication manslaughter. cowboys owner jerry jones issued a statement saying we are deeply sad end by the news of this accident and the passing of jerry brown. at this time our hearts and prayers and deepest sympathies are with the members of jerry's family and all of those who knew him and loved him. incident comes one week after kansas city c
after crashing his car and killing his teammate, jerry brown. brent released a statement to his agent that said, quote,my devastated and filled with grief for the loss of my close friend and teammate jerry brown. i will live with this horrific and tragic loss every day for the rest of my life, end quote. police say early saturday morning brent was driving when flipped the car. officers say the car was on fire and brent was pulling brown from the vehicle. he died a short time later at at hospital. brown was a linebacker on the practice squad. >>> more protests expected in egypt. morsi said yesterday he's anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however, he said that a referendum on a draft constitution will go as planned next weekend. demonstrators say the constitution does not protect religious rights or the rights of women. the controversy surrounding egypt's constitution sparked dozens of people marched from the white house to egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of church and state and the people of all religions
be considered black. but officially jamaicans broke down in color into the shades white, olive, then light brown, then dark brown. then black. this was -- it was official. and if you guessed that it was better to be on the lighter end of that scale, you would be right. it made a huge difference in their potential for success even today. decades later. if you think that color test in jamaica didn't exist here in the united states, you would be dead wrong. there was something called the brown paper bag test. yes. in the u.s. it was started in the early 1900s. the african-american community. it was considered that if you were darker than a brown paper bag you weren't allowed to join certain social groups, fraternities, churches. 22-year-old teacher kiara lee does not want the lessons from the past to escape the youth of today and she's teaching young children the importance of something called colorism no matter how harsh that lesson is. soledad o'brien reports. >> we are even in the same grade. >> kiara lee recently graduate prosecuted the university of richmond. her passion is educating children
language a long brown coil, paraquillo looking like a cigar and tasting of brown sugar, well-beaten eggs and flour. this is the sign, according to the traveler, of the spoon used it eat the towering cream. we used to eat these big ice creams in cuba, used lots of cream. most dominica patrons were male but a few foreign women venturing to the famous establishment in the company of men from the court. one of these women was my grandmother, merced moynihan. in la dominica, one of the best cafes in the world, located on oreilly street, where my grandparents met. ticket to ride, i talk about my family history but after they marry -- i am reading a little from the book -- my grandparents were at the center of many fascinating things. i found myself at el centro, the literary and musical gatherings. their house on calle mercades became a cultural cross roads with the traffic of foreigners created a new inspired geography. they travel everywhere. my grandmother, merced, nina played the piano and read poems, while edward read the poems besides playing the fiddle and violin, behaved like an avant
>> good morning everyone. i am patti ann browne. >> i am heather childers. today is tuesday december 4th. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> it is time for the top 5 @5. an exclusive report in the new york post says belcher was playing the field before murdering sandra perkins and killing himself. he had dinner and drinks with another woman and spent the night at her apartment. belcher went to into a rage because she went to oo concert and left his baby at home. romeo personnel said he was shocked and showed no major issues. a campus police report shows belcher had a history of vief lens and once punched out a window about a girl. >> syria started to move it's xh chemical weapons. >> world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. if you make the tragic mistake of using twheepz upons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> the warning hours after secretary of state hillary clinton said using the weapons would cross a red line and the u.s. would take action. syrian jets continue to pound opposition fig
. >> my daughter, makaylamakayla, is very unhappy with her right now. >>> next up, gordon brown, on everything from the american economy, to the royal baby, to his personal mission about child labor. ♪ [ ding! ] losing your chex mix too easily? time to deploy the boring-potato chip decoy bag. then no one will want to steal the deliciousness. [ male announcer ] with a variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix is a bag of interesting. >>> gordon brown is making his mission to stop what he calls the new slavery. millions of children around the world forced to work at shockingly young ages. the former prime minister is serving as the u.n. envoy for global education. and he joins me now. welcome to you, gordon. >> good evening. >> this is a really disturbing report. 215 million children globally are believed to be at work, of which 15 of the 61 million who don't go to school, are child laborers. you, amid your horror, have come up with some possible solutions. tell me what you think we should be doing about this. >> i think we should ban child labor for young children. and i th
, brent's teammate, jerry brown. >> when officers arrived on scene, mr. brent was removing or dragging mr. brown from the vehicle. >> brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once our officers learned that mr. brown had passed away, then mr. price brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. this was like losing a little brother. >> it's not the first time brent was charged with drinking and driving. he was sentenced in college and sentenced to 60 days behind bars. from his jail cell overnight brent said i will live with this tragic and horrific loss every day the rest of my life. it has been a tragic week for the nfl. last week kansas city chiefs player belcher killed his girlfriend and then himself, leaving his daughter an orphan. and after belcher had been drinking but since he wasn't driving, police cut him a break. >> all right. you have a good one. >> with no way of knowing what he was about to do. clayton ssandel, denver. >> state lawmakers are deciding how to dole out
manslaughter for a crash on saturday that killed his teammate. police say brent was pulling jerry brown out of the car when they arrived. dallas coach jason garrett talked about his players just a few minutes ago. >> obviously this is a very difficult situation, a tragedy occurred to our football team. in the last couple of days. and we lost jerry brown, practiced roster player for us who we picked up earlier in the year. and it's been really emotion for everybody and as the head coach of the team, i have to talk to the team and i have to inform them what happened, give them the news and then try to offer some perspective. you know, i talked a lot got the value of a teammate. fortunately i've been on a lot of teams in michigan liy life a that word team mait is really, really special. and jerry's one of our teammates. >>> in california, campus police shot and killed a graduate student at california state university in san baernardinobe. police say the student was shot and killed after he became aggressive and got into an altercation with officers in the hall ray of the dorm. >>> and a shooti
. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. it did not take long for the white house to dismiss the republican counteroffer, the proposal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. it is a $2.2 trillion offer that does not raise the tax rate on the wealthiest americans and that has become the central issue of the negotiations. the white house says republicans still are not ready to get serious. susan mcginnis is in washington with the back and forth details. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. gop leaders here on capitol hill sent their plan to the white house in this letter on monday, and now that both initial offers are out there, both sides say it's time to get serious. governors from six states are headed here to washington today to tell president obama their thoughts on the fiscal cliff. the bipartisan group says both sides need to work together to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> no one's going to get what they want, but as a country to move forward, we've got to figure out who gives where, and if eve
news" for thursday, december 6, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. stunning. that's what they hear after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. on top earners. a just released poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end tax cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview yesterday timothy geithner was asked what if republican don't agree to raising taxes. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. again, we say there's no prospect for an agreement that doesn't involve those tax rates going up. remember, it's 2%. remember, all of those americans, too, get a tax cut into that framework on the first $250,000 of their income. >> that said the president and speaker john boehner discussed the budget by phone yesterday. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this game of fiscal chicken. susan, good morning to you. >> right. good
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. a strong earthquake hit northeastern japan this morning, the magnitude 7.3 quake struck in the early evening in the same area that suffered a powerful quake and tsunami last year. a tsunami warning has been issued. residents have been told to move to higher ground. the fukushima nuclear plant has not been damaged. the quake was felt as far south as tokyo. lucy craft is in tokyo. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no reports of damage or injury. it's still way too early. we have a tsunami warning. the tide is about three feet or two meters or one meter, i should say. very interesting, this time the warnings came very fast and furious. the announcer was yelling at people to get to higher ground. big difference this year. >> we were watching in our newsroom as the alerts came in. what did you feel, what did you experience there? was it anything noticeable? >> i was talking to someone on the phone and she said she should get off the phone, this is a big one. my windows were rattling. my pictures, i thought i was going to have to grab them before they fell off.
rrell brown. >>> digging in. despite some signs of a compromise, the white house says it is ready to go over the fiscal cliff. >>> lighting up legally. this morning a law permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect in washington state. >>> and royal ruse. australia's shop jocks pose as queen elizabeth and prince charles in a prank phone call to the duchess of cambridge's hospital. >> when can you take me to the hospital, charles? >> when can you come down to take her? maybe in the morning or something, if that's okay. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 6, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. stunning. that's what they hear after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. on top earners. a just released poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end tax cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview
was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger and his car, fellow teammate jerry brown was killed in an accident. >> it appears he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip. >> reporter: brent and brown played football together at the university of illinois. while in college brent pleaded guilty to a dui in 2009. saturday, when police arrived on scene, officers say brent was pulling brown's body from the wreckage. member of the cowboys practice team, brown was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. brent faces 2 to 20 years in prison and is expected in court today. >> our officers on scene felt as if alcohol was a contributing factor in the accident, so mr. brent was asked to perform field sobriety tests. >> reporter: for the nfl this is the second tragedy in a week. on friday police released dash cam video of jovan belcher. >> you live here? you need to go upstairs, dude. okay. we're trying to cut you a break here. >> it has to go down as one of the darkest spans
for desegregation, brown against board of education, too soon. >> reporter: but everyone says this is a conservative court. why are you doing it now? >> because ted is a conservative guy. there are lots of conservative people, the idea that civil rights and human rights is exclusively a liberal preserve, i think it is flat wrong. >> reporter: their clients have faith their lawyers will win. will david and ted be at the wedding? >> they better be. >> they just might officiate the wedding. >> right. that would be interesting. >> reporter: or they could be best man. >> man and man, right? >> in our wedding and in life. >> reporter: in the end, it will be a decision for the high court. last time you went to the supreme court, didn't go so well for you. what is going to be different this time with the two of you together? >> well, one thing, i've got ted on my side. >> the one thing different, this time we got all the votes i can persuade, there will be no votes left on the other side. >> reporter: no recount? >> no recount. >> again, gloria borger reporting. the supreme court will hear oral arguments be
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general at the time which was jerry brown, the current governor. both responded by refusing to defend the case and ultimately joined our side in the case and said it was fundamentally an unconstitutional law and they weren't going to defend it. so the judge in our case, chief judge vaughn walker, who wrote that historic ruling in this case, allowed the intervening defendants, the proponents of prop 8, to intervene and to defend the case. on the doma case the small group of folks on capitol hill out of the house have come together and are defending it because the federal government won't. at the end of the day this is unconstitutional, and everyone knows it. >> it's a day in history here. this could be a major moment in the court's history. look at what tom goldstein of scotus blogged last week. quote, i have never before seen cases i believe would be discussed 200 years from now. bush v. gore, obama care were relative pipsqueaks. the government's assertion of the power to prohibit a loving couple to marry or to refuse to recognize such a marriage is profound. so the opposite claim tha
turn to former mayor willie brown and san francisco police chief greg surf. and our first question to the chief is, okay, you're advocating these tasers. do you have any experience in have you ever been tased? >> i have actually when he was mayor, we were looking at it 10 years ago and i volunteered. i'm telling you, it works. >> okay. so why the objections at the board? >> well, there are some people that just believe that under every single circumstance, that you can resolve the situation and that you would never, ever, ever have to use some sort of weapon to defend yourself. and that just hasn't proven to be the case over time. >> now, every other city around has gone with tasers. what is it about san francisco that mass it so resistent? >> i think the people in san francisco object to tasers, are firmly of the opinion that you would sell them, use your fatal weapon, your weapon could end newspaper a fatality, but you would use your taser every 30 seconds, every opportunity you have. >> okay. is he right? does it increase the high visibility of use? >> i would say the tests over
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